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WWonderful posted 03-12-2002 11:35 PM ET (US)   Profile for WWonderful   Send Email to WWonderful  
I,ve just purchased a 15'SS W/O Motor. What is the concensous of the perfect HP I should power with. Uses will be fishing for me and tooling around for my kids. I'm currently refinishing the bright work and I'm looking to witnessing the performance mistic of BW.
PMUCCIOLO posted 03-13-2002 02:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    
I would recommend a 70HP two stroke engine. The Yamaha or Johnson 70HP are great choices. The Mercury 60HP is another. I've been on 15's powered by each of these, and the boats performed very well. I owned one with a 40HP Johnson (2 stroke), and, lightly loaded, the boat ran quite well. With any weight in it, however, it was sluggish.

I hope that this helps!

Bigshot posted 03-13-2002 10:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I love the 70's on them but being a coonverted 4 stroker now....60hp yamaha 4 stroke is the wooo I think. That hull will perform great with 50-70hp. 40 is a bit low but depends on your needs.
reelescape1 posted 03-13-2002 10:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
70 Yam 2 stroke
dreid posted 03-13-2002 03:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for dreid  Send Email to dreid     
While we're on the subject, does anyone know what is the lightest-weight new 70 h.p. out there?
bc posted 03-13-2002 06:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for bc    
I would also recommend the 70hp 2 stroke. I would guess the lightest 70 (2 cycle) in the 230 range.
lhg posted 03-13-2002 07:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
If money is no object, I would think the light weight Merc 50 or 60 4-stroke EFI would be the ultimate engine for a 15.

From what I'm reading on this site, I wouldn't buy a 4-stroke without EFI, so at those HP ranges, you're limited to Mercury.

If you're going two stroke, stay with Merc or Yamaha, since the oil tank is on the engine. Merc 60 or Yamaha 70, as mentioned would be hard to beat.

For all out top end, get a Merc 75.

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